07/19/2004 2:37 PM - Columbia Recording artist Bob Dylan will take "The Bob Dylan Show" on a 22-date concert tour of U.S. minor league baseball parks beginning August 6, in Cooperstown, New York, the home of Baseball's Hall of Fame. Joining Bob Dylan on the tour are Willie Nelson and Family and The Hot Club Of Cowtown. The tour will include a September 4 date at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the home of the T-Bones.
All tickets sell for $46.50 per ticket, and are general admission. There will be a service charge of $5.00 assessed by Ticketmaster on all tickets sold. As there is no T-Bones game on the night of the concert, T-Bones tickets will not be accepted for admission. T-Bones season ticket holders will have the right of first refusal to purchase their seats.
See bobdylan.com's Live and In Person! page at bobdylan.com for dates, venues and ticket information.
According to Jerry Mickelson of Jam Productions, the concert promotion company who conceived of the idea for the tour and is presenting many of its shows, "Bob Dylan has always brought his music to people wherever they are -- in big cities or in small towns, in big arenas or in small clubs, and everywhere in between -- and this tour fits right in with that approach. Having produced several of Bob Dylan's concerts in these types of venues over the years, we found that the special atmosphere of a ballpark adds a unique element to his already great shows. A complete tour of these ballparks will have fans experiencing a great summer tour."
As Bob Dylan said, "What we aim to do with this tour is hit the ball out of the park, touch all the bases and get home safely."
While Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson have performed at shows together over the years, "The Bob Dylan Show" marks the first time the two hugely popular and acclaimed artists, songwriters and performers will be touring together. The Hot Club of Cowtown hails from Austin, TX and performs its unique brand of Western-Swing influenced music throughout the country and many parts of the world.